An interview with Jason Santa Maria on Design Inspiration as part of the Re-Design Series at Creative Component.
With every passing day, we entrust more and more of our personal information to the Internet. And as each week passes, we see more and more online services launching new APIs, opening up the information silos and letting our data flow freely. But some data should not be freely available, merely portable. To do this securely requires that users prove their identity and authority. Typically this is done via username and passwords, or sometimes OpenID. Often, though, users want to appoint computer agents to access and work with their data on their behalf. These agents may not be entirely trusted, and should not be given the user’s logon credentials.
Enter OAuth: an open standard for simple, secure, delegated authorization. With OAuth, a user can give a social network just enough access to their address book to connect them with their friends, or can allow a photo shop access to just the few photos they want printed onto canvases.On the Web of Data, OAuth puts the user back in control.
From http://disinfo.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=438651 The Disinformation crew is proud to present an interview with author and comic book legend Alan Moore. We spend an hour talking to Alan about his background, the upcoming League of Extraordinary Gentlemen release, and Disinformation’s riveting documentary The Mindscape of Alan Moore. We discuss Alan’s work as a shaman and magician, and the influence of occult ideas on his classic works. Also included is an interview with DeZ Vylenz, producer and director of The Mindscape of Alan Moore.